Canvas - Options to upload and share video in Canvas with Kaltura
Kaltura is the video delivery system UW-Madison uses with Canvas - this article describes how Kaltura can be used with Canvas.
Users can use Kaltura with Canvas with four different tools:
- Embed Kaltura Media - Users can embed Kaltura media wherever the Canvas rich content editor (RCE) is available.
- Kaltura Media / Media Gallery - Instructors can enable the Kaltura Media course navigation option to create a media gallery for their Canvas course.
- Kaltura Video Quiz / Assignment - Users can create questions within a video for either student self-test or connection to the Canvas gradebook.
- Kaltura My Media - A searchable repository for viewing and managing your personal media content.
Embedding Kaltura media in a Canvas course with the rich content editor (Recommended)
Kaltura Media / Media Gallery Canvas course navigation item
The Kaltura Media Canvas course navigation item (also known as Media Gallery) is a Kaltura media gallery. It is a place where you can aggregate all of
your course-related media. We don't generally recommend that instructors use this as the primary method to deliver media to students because it is simply a large repository of media students may browse or access without context. Instead we generally recommend instructors embed media in Canvas Pages and then organize those pages within Canvas Modules.
You can add media from your My Media library to your Media Gallery. The Kaltura Media Canvas course navigation item (also known as Media Gallery) is disabled by default. For information on how to enable Kaltura Media course navigation item, please see the Canvas Instructor Guide How do I manage Course Navigation links? If you want to view aggregated analytics on how students are accessing Kaltura media in your course, start by enabling a course media gallery in your Canvas course, and then embed media from the media gallery into your course. This is covered in detail in Kaltura - Using Kaltura course media galleries and analytics in Canvas .
The Media Gallery for a Canvas course is a special Kaltura Channel dedicated to that course. Because it is a Channel, you have the ability to create Channel Playlists. You can use Channel Playlists to organize you media into more meaningful groups.